Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



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Dr Jacek Pawlak is an experienced specialist working in the fields of transport, urban systems, technology, and innovation. He currently holds the posts of Research Fellow at Imperial College London (Urban Systems Laboratory and Centre for Transport Studies), Chief Modeller for Cisco Corporate & Strategic Innovation Group across EMEAR, and Director at Intersection Analytics Ltd. Dr Pawlak’s background is in Economics, Geography and Transport Studies (Imperial College London and University College London). Since January 2017 he has been a member and Committee Research Coordinator of the US Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Effects of ICT on Travel choices (ADB20). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

In recent years, Dr Pawlak has been extensively involved in research on understanding and modelling the role and impact of new technologies on transport and wider urban systems, using both traditional (survey) and emerging (‘Big’) data sources. To date Dr Pawlak has been part of a number of large scale academic and industrial research projects, including £6M EPSRC-funded Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College London, £2M InnovateUK-RSSB-funded Project SWIFT (Superfast Wi-Fi In-Train for Future Travel) and has also been involved in formulating and executing the £15M winning proposal for the UK’s IoT City Demonstrator Cityverve, led by Cisco CREATE and Manchester City Council. In addition, Dr Pawlak has extensive experience as a reviewer for academic journals, research agencies, government departments and industrial bodies. He has also substantial consulting experience, including leading his own consultancy Intersection Analytics Ltd. since 2015.  

Outside academia, Dr Pawlak is a passionate sailor, traveller, tour guide, and HAM radio operator.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhao Y, Pawlak J, Polak J, 2017, Inverse Discrete Choice Modelling (IDCM): Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Imputing Respondent Attributes from the Patterns of Observed Choices, Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol:41, ISSN:0308-1060, Pages:58-79

Pawlak J, Polak J, Sivakumar A, 2017, A framework for joint modelling of activity choice, duration, and productivity while travelling, Transportation Research Part B - Methodological, Vol:106, ISSN:0191-2615, Pages:153-172

Bris M, Pawlak J, Polak J, 2017, How is ICT use linked to household transport expenditure? A cross-national macro analysis of the influence of home broadband access, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol:60, ISSN:0966-6923, Pages:231-242

Pawlak J, Polak JW, Sivakumar A, 2014, Towards a microeconomic framework for modelling the joint choice of activity–travel behaviour and ICT use, Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice, Vol:76, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:92-112


Pawlak J, Polak, J, et al., 2015, Investigating Diffusion of Relationships between ICT and Travel Behaviour by Pooling Independent Cross-sectional Data across Time, 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board

Pawlak J, Sivakumar A, Polak JW, 2013, An Imputation Approach to the Fusion of Travel Diary and Lifestyle Data: Application to the Analysis of the Interaction of ICT and Physical Mobility, New Technologies and Techniques for Statistics (NTTS) 2013 conference


Pawlak J, Le Vine S, Polak J, et al., 2015, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, Munich, Institute for Mobility Research ifmo: A Research Facility of the BMW Group

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